By John Davis, Oxford Citizen
Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, and his mother, will be in the courtroom for the first time Friday afternoon.
Directly across from them will be his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, the man who faces two charges of domestic violence, and the man that filed charges against Tunsil late last month.
Tunsil, a rising junior, was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on June 26 to face the misdemeanor charge of domestic violence levied by Miller in an alleged altercation that took place June 25 at the Taylor home Miller was living in.
Charges were also levied against Miller by Tunsil, and his mother, for his part in the altercation. Miller is now facing two counts of domestic violence, as well as one for simple assault. All the charges in question are misdemeanors.
Friday’s appearance in Lafayette Court Justice Court will involve an Order of Protection, or a restraining order. Judge Mickey Avant will be in charge of the proceedings. What the order, which has to be signed off by Avant, does is require an individual, in this case Miller, to keep at a distance. It is also intended to limit contact, which also includes phone, e-mail and information through a third party.
If the order is violated, the person in question can be arrested and face additional jail time. Friday’s court date should also give the court a chance to let the facts of the case sink in leading up to the start of the real case, which will be held on Aug. 3.